Back Pain

Physical Activity and Low Back Pain | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Physical Activity and Low Back Pain

It’s common for individuals with low back pain to avoid any movement they feel may worsen their condition. Over time, this behavior can lead to deconditioned back muscles, setting the stage for either prolonged back pain or later recurrence. That’s one reason why treatment guidelines recommend patients continue to be active during the recovery process. …

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Low Back Pain and Directional Preference for Exercises | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Low Back Pain and Directional Preference for Exercises

Several studies have found that a treatment approach that combines specific exercises with spinal manipulation, mobilization, and nutrition is often ideal for reducing pain and improving function in patients with low back pain. But how does your doctor of chiropractic know which low back exercises to recommend and which to avoid? The answer: it depends. …

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Beliefs About Back Pain | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Beliefs About Back Pain

  Since the late 1980s, researchers have embraced the biopsychosocial model (BPS) to understand both the causative and prognostic factors associated with neuromusculoskeletal disorders, which includes back pain. In order to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients with back pain, it’s important to understand the role that factors outside of the biomechanical injury model …

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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy for Back and Pelvic Pain | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy for Back and Pelvic Pain

Low back pain (LBP) and posterior pelvic pain (PPP) are very common complaints during pregnancy. In fact, current estimates show that two-thirds of expectant mothers will experience back pain during pregnancy and one in five will report pelvic pain. These afflictions can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life and her ability …

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